From: C about Friend, Relationship, Dec 18 2014
If someone has done or said something mean to you....do they deserve a second chance?
When thinking about this question, I like to put myself in the other person's place. If I made a mistake, and I was sorry and apologized, would I feel I deserved a second chance. I think most people would say yes. Would you want someone to give you a second chance? True repentance means your friend will not repeat the same offense. Repentance can only work if someone is willing to Forgive. Forgiveness is an important characteristic to develop to help relathionships endure through hard times. If someone isn't really repentant, they will repeat the wrong, and then you will be justified to end the relationship.